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Wake Me Up Melbourne

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Ever slept through your station? Or had to keep one eye open to make sure you didn't?

Have you always wished that you could just start your tunes, close your eyes and your iPhone will keep a track of where you are and just wake you up when you're there?

Yes, this has been done before, but never quite like this.

Wake Me Up Melbourne knows where all the train stations are. It knows that you don't want to waste half your battery on GPS services. It knows that you don't want to waste valuable data. It knows that you like listening to music or podcasts. It also knows that you get immersed in gameplay and don't notice that your station is approaching.

It turns off the iPhone's location services once it knows where you are and where you're going, and only turns them back on when you're close to your destination. Because it knows where all the stations are, it can accurately track the distance you are from your destination, rather than just an as-the-crow-flies distance.

If Wake Me Up Melbourne loses its GPS lock, it uses your last known position to calculate a wake-up time, so you'll never miss your stop.

It gives you the option of viewing a map of where you are (using up precious data) or viewing album art for your currently playing song. Have limited data with your plan? Then you will love this app. In fact, it will work even without any data access at all!

It includes music controls in the interface, you don't have to close the app or fiddle with your headphone remote to change tracks or pause your music.

All the Melbourne metropolitan stations are included, so there's no need to manually search for them.

Find your destination station by name or by line. It takes one tap to make a station a favourite. Find your nearest line by tapping the location button when searching for your line.

And best of all, its heaps cheaper than even one train ticket!

Wake Me Up Melbourne also takes advantage of multitasking. Wake Me Up can run in the background and still monitor your location. Please note, however, that continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. Running Wake Me Up as a foreground app will let it better manage your battery usage.

You can choose your wake up sound from over 20 different alarm sounds.

Note that the app is designed to wake up BEFORE you reach your station, so just because it says the time from Richmond to Ringwood is "19 minutes", that doesn't mean it'll actually take 19 minutes to get there. Wake Me Up doesn't know if your train is express or not, so conservatively wakes up early. Once it obtains an accurate GPS fix, it will go back to sleep if there's still a way to go.

It also employs a secondary timer that will set off if the iPhone is unable to obtain a GPS fix before the calculated (admittedly early) arrival time.

Remember that Wake Me Up relies on the iPhone's GPS to be accurate, to ensure the most accurate functioning, I recommend you sit near the window and hold the iPhone in your hand (preferably beside you out of view if you're planning on sleeping!)

Please contact me at if you're having problems.

What's New in Version 1.80

Version 1.80
- Adds Sunbury station and Diggers Rest station.
- Adds a Today Widget. Cancel your trip using the Today widget, or select to start your trip from one of your two most recent destinations. Yep, to start your journey, just swipe down and tap, that's it!
- Adds action buttons to your notifications. When you receive a timed notification (when the iPhone is unable to obtain a GPS fix in a timely fashion), you can choose to continue trying to get a GPS fix (by tapping "Wait") or you can cancel.

Please rate the app if you like it, and send me an email if you don't. I'm very responsive to suggestions or complaints!

By the way, this update now requires iOS 7, because I wanted to try out Apple's new programming language (Swift) for parts of this update.

Version 1.70 added:
- Yes, iOS 7 look.
- Yes, you've got the option to customise the wake-up time.
- Yes, iOS 8 support and iPhone 6 / 6+ support.
- Yes, South Morang now exists!
- Yes, some squashed bugs now too.

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Wake Me Up Melbourne
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  • 1,99 €
  • Category: Travel
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.80
  • Size: 13.5 MB
  • Language: English
  • Developer:

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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